Mick Schumacher is getting ready to make his official Formula One debut in just a few days and says the reality of making it to the big leagues has finally “sunk in”.
Speaking about his time so far with the Haas F1 Team, the 22-year-old said:
“My experience with the team has been good. Obviously, we’ve had the FP1 session and the full weekend together before the test, the rookie day, in Abu Dhabi last season, which was really good.
“Now having had the first pre-season test with me being an official driver in the team, it’s been very nice – I feel super comfortable with the team.
“We’re working hard and I really feel everyone’s super motivated. That’s also then really motivating for me. I’m happy the season’s getting underway now and we really start the work.”
This year marks 30 years since Mick’s father – the legendary Michael Schumacher – made his Formula One debut at the 1991 Belgian Grand Prix.
Speaking about the special anniversary, Mick said: “Thinking about it, it’s thirty years since my dad started his first race, and now I’m starting mine.
“The fact that I’m in Formula 1 and away to be racing – it feels so amazing. I’m so happy that I’m finally there, finally able to race with everybody and to show my potential working with a great team.
“I will learn and improve as a driver and as a human.”
Mick will be racing alongside four-time world champion, Sebastian Vettel and two-time champ Fernando Alonso, two drivers who also battled it out on track with his dad:
“I have a lot of respect for all of them both as drivers and as people. It’s going to be nice starting on the same grid as them and being amongst the top 20 drivers in the world.
“I’m really happy about that. I’m just really happy that things are getting underway now and I’m close to starting my first season in Formula 1.”